SESP Women's Leadership Workshop

Men and women advanced graduate students and new faculty are invited to attend a skills-based professional development workshop.  Modeled on leadership workshops in MBA programs, the workshop will explore different ways that women faculty navigate the challenges they face in their institutions and provide attendees with specific strategies and concrete skills.  In addition, a panel of women psychologists who have taken leadership roles at journals, in professional societies, and at their universities will share their experiences and offer guidance.

1-5pm, October 12, 2017



Priority given to women who are advanced graduate students and new faculty.  Session cap at 20. Men are also welcome to attend.


Camille Johnson
Chief Operations Manager to the Provost,
San Jose State University

Scheduled Panelists

Nilanjana Dasgupta
Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences.
Director, Faculty Equity & Inclusion.
College of Natural Sciences.
University of Massachusetts.
Amherst, MA 01003

Margaret Hamm Professor of Psychology
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Kerry Kawakami
Professor of Psychology
Faculty of Health
York University

  • Managing and controlling your time
  • Networking  effectively
  • Choosing the "right" service activities
  • Managing student evaluations
  • Managing colleagues

Comments from previous attendees

I went away with the understanding that I need to be mindful of my career choices (especially around service) now because they will impact me in the future; but it's important to be authentic in what I choose to commit to. "

" I felt more comfortable voicing my professional concerns, especially ones that are relevant to women (e.g., not being firm enough with students), because the audience was all women. "